This weekend, for Open Garden Squares Weekend, we have something very special for you – a poetry trail. Please come to the Gardens on Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th June and meet one of our two poets in residence, Ginny Saunders. Ginny and her colleague from the Poetry School, Ryan Norman, have been given to us for the weekend by the OGSW organisers. They’ve been visiting the Gardens and writing about them and have each turned two poems into lovely poetry postcards, exclusively for us. They will be giving them to visitors with any donations going to FoSGG. Other Gardens-inspired poems by Ginny and Ryan will be on display on the railings protecting the wall on the north side of the Gardens – we’re calling it the poetry wall. They also have a skeleton poem for children to complete, ‘put together from the shredded remains of a dragon’s nest’, says Ginny. And there will be lucky dip pot luck poetry on Ginny’s table, too,
Some of their poems will be pinned to trees around the Gardens, alongside work of Bloomsbury poets and others, but all with connections to the Gardens, And if you’re a secret poet and have written about the Gardens yourself, please bring your own poems too and they can go on the poetry wall too
There will also be a second hand book stall, in aid of FoSGG. So do come along and visit us, pick up a poem, buy a book and just enjoy the Gardens. What could be nicer on a warm June weekend.